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Grafik zeigt Joe Bidens Vorschläge zu Massnahmen gegen Waffengewalt in den US-
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Biden geht gegen Waffengewalt in US vor

By Jordi Bou

April 8, 2021 - Präsident Biden stellt die ersten Schritte seiner Administration für strengere Waffengesetze vor, um die rasante Zunahme von Massenschießereien einzugrenzen, für die er unter Druck geraten ist.

Biden is tightening regulations of buyers of “ghost guns” — homemade firearms that usually are assembled from parts and milled with a metal-cutting machine and often lack serial numbers used to trace them.

The Justice Department will issue a proposed rule aimed at reining in ghost guns within 30 days, though details of the rule weren't immediately issued.

A second proposed rule, expected within 60 days, will tighten regulations on pistol-stabilizing braces, like the one used by the Boulder, Colorado, shooter in a rampage last month that left 10 dead.

The rule will designate pistols used with stabilizing braces as short-barreled rifles, which require a federal license to own and are subject to a more thorough application process and a $200 tax.

The department also is publishing model legislation within 60 days that is intended to make it easier for states to adopt their own “red flag” laws.

Such laws allow for individuals to petition a court to allow the police to confiscate weapons from a person deemed to be a danger to themselves or others.

The department also will begin to provide more data on firearms trafficking, starting with a new comprehensive report on the issue. The administration says that hasn’t been done in more than two decades.

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PUBLISHED: 09/04/2021; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Sturm, Ruger &Company, Inc., Getty Images
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